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Sam Harris Offers His Take on the Israeli/Palestinian Conflict

Sam Harris offers his take on the Israeli/Palestinian conflict in a way that is sure to upset everyone who has an opinion on it:

A Washington State County Council Plans to Add “In God We Trust” Display in Chambers

The Pierce County Council in Washington state discussed a proposal today to add the phrase "In God We Trust" to its chambers. Of the seven-member council, only two have the courage to speak out against the idea:

Satanic Temple Claims Religious Exemption… in Support of Medically Accurate Information About Abortion

In light of the Hobby Lobby ruling, religious groups everywhere are jumping at the chance to deny women fundamental health care on the basis of the owners' religious beliefs.The Satanic Temple is using the same principle to do just the opposite.
In case you're not familiar with them, The Satanic Temple is an organization whose mission is to "encourage benevolence and empathy among all people, reject tyrannical authority, advocate practical common sense and justice, and be directed by the human conscience to undertake noble pursuits guided by the individual will." In their next pro-human move, the group has just announced that it will assert a religious exemption from state-mandated “informed consent” abortion laws, and they say the Supreme Court's decision strengthens their case.

If Democrats Have This Much Support from Non-Religious Americans, Why Do They Avoid Us?

Gallup released a poll this morning that pretty much restates the obvious: Religious people support Republicans while non-religious people support Democrats.In fact, the non-religious support for Democrats is about 22% higher than it is for Republicans:
In fact, no matter how you slice up the demographics, that trend seems to hold. With one exception: When we're talking about African Americans, they overwhelmingly support Democrats regardless of how religious they are:

This Church May Want to Rethink Its Definition of “Forgiveness”

I'm always amazed that the people who write those church marquee signs never have a teenager look them over first. When they don't, they run the risk of putting up signs like this one, seen outside Oak Ridge Alliance Church in Tennessee over the weekend:

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Comment by Kelvin Hilerio on January 26, 2011 at 4:15pm

@John:

A spectacular day to you sir!!

@Roland:

indeed!

Comment by John Jubinsky on January 16, 2011 at 5:26am
@Kelvin:

Hellooooooooooo back!!!
Comment by Kelvin Hilerio on January 15, 2011 at 8:46pm

Hey! i wanna send a warm friendly atheist shoutout from Connecticut.

This is it: Hellooooooooooooo!!!

Comment by Shawn Anonymous on November 3, 2010 at 10:35pm
@ Shawn- NZ is definitely on my list.

@ Randy Reed- Thanks a million Randy. I appreciate you taking the time.

I hope you guys will leave any comments you have on the page as well, its nice to get feedback there too.
Comment by Shawn Hamman on November 3, 2010 at 12:44pm
Life in NZ is great! Best country in the world ;)
Comment by Randy Reed on November 3, 2010 at 10:58am
SA, I read your blog this morning and thought it was spot on and pretty amazing. Thanks.
Comment by Shawn Anonymous on November 3, 2010 at 8:21am
Thanks Shawn. I appreciate you taking the time to read it. How's life in NZ?
Comment by Shawn Hamman on November 3, 2010 at 1:29am
I read your post, it's pretty damn good man. Beautifully written, I liked it.
Comment by Shawn Anonymous on November 2, 2010 at 7:01pm
Hello Friends,

I've been away from AN for a bit, so its been a while since some of us have talked. I hope all is well. I wanted to tell you all about my new article on the Black Skeptics Blogspot, its called "Humanity's Child". If you get a chance, I hope you'll read it and post a comment on the page. If you like it, or simply find it interesting, I hope you'll forward it to your friends and/or groups across the net. You can find a link to the article below. Thanks in guys!

Best,
Shawn


PS- For those of you who are interested, you can also find my previous article entitled "What If" by searching that title on the Black Skeptics Group at Blogspot or RichardDawkins.net


http://blackskeptics.blogspot.com/2010/11/humanitys-child.html
Comment by Littlebigdog on September 19, 2010 at 8:00am
LD and Littlebigdog are two different people. At least I think they are unless some kind of "Fight Club" imaginary friend scenario is happening here!
 

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